The Republican Governors Association has released a second round of television ads attacking state Sen. Vincent Sheheen for his previous work as a defense attorney, despite widespread criticism from lawyers in both parties who call that line of attack un-American.
Monday's ad follows last week's unprecedented move by the South Carolina Bar to launch a website defending the legal profession. The American Bar Association then released a letter to the governor's association.
Others condemning the ads include former South Carolina Republican Attorney General Charlie Condon. He said Monday the ads' continuation is very disappointing. Condon says Gov. Nikki Haley should call for their removal.
The latest ad involves Sheheen representing a then-18-year-old man who pleaded guilty in 2000 to having sex with a girl between 14 and 16.
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